Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s Martaveous McKnight was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.
The 6-4 junior guard from Walls, MS averaged 21.3 points in three games last week against North Dakota, SMU and Air Force.
McKnight poured in 30 points, while sinking 4 threes and shooting a blistering 67 percent from behind the arc in a 80-71 loss to North Dakota on Nov. 13
The on Nov. 18 he scored a team-high 19 points in a 72-37 loss to powerhouse SMU.
On the season, McKnight leads the SWAC in scoring, averaging 24.7 points on 54 percent from the field (third in the SWAC).
He is a transfer from JUCO Itawamba Community College (Fulton, MS), where he was named the NJCAA’s top incoming freshman in 2015-16.
A prep star at Lake Cormorant High School, McKnight averaged 24 points as a senior, when he was named to the Commercial Appeal’s Best of the Preps Class AAA team.
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